Council of Europe Sport Division Contributes to UN Call for Input on Violence Against Women in Sport


The Council of Europe’s Sport Division has responded to the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls' call for input to the United Nations General Assembly. This contribution emphasises the widespread and multifaceted forms of violence women and girls in sports face, ranging from...

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The Committee of Ministers adopts a declaration on sport integrity

EPAS 27 September 2023 Strasbourg, France

In a declaration adopted on 27 September 2023, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers invites member states and sport organisations to “promote transparency, accountability, democracy and ethical behaviour in sport, including the establishment of robust governance systems,...

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17th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport: focus on Sport for All and Rethinking Sport

EPAS 26-27 October 2022 Antalya, Türkiye

Sport for All and Rethinking Sport were the two central themes of the 17th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport that was held on 26 October in Antalya, Türkiye. Organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) in co-operation with the Ministry of Youth and...

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The Convention on Safety, Security and Service: now in force!

The Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218) entered into force on 1st November 2017 after having been ratified by three Member States of the Council of Europe: France, Monaco and Poland. This...

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Integrating migrants and refugees: the role of sport

The challenges currently facing Europe on how migrants and refugees can be successfully integrated into local communities are not short-term, and will remain on the political agenda for the forseeable future. These challenges can be seen as three-fold: economic, legal and social. This third...

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